Missing boaters found alive

MARBLEHEAD Four Michigan fishermen whose 19-foot boat capsized in western Lake Erie have been rescue
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

MARBLEHEAD

Four Michigan fishermen whose 19-foot boat capsized in western Lake Erie have been rescued.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Blackwell says Monroe County marine deputies spotted the men clinging to the boat about 5:45 p.m. Friday. According to news reports from Toledo media, they were offshore from Middle Island, which lies in Canadian waters between Erie County's Kelleys Island and Canada's Pelee Island.

The men, who are between 52 and 76 years old, were receiving medical attention.

The fishermen left Monroe at 8 a.m. Thursday. A family member called the Coast Guard about 10 p.m.

Boats, helicopters and other aircraft from the U.S. and Canada cooperated in the search.

The wife of the boat’s owner said life jackets and a GPS were on board.

Two of the fishermen are from Eaton Rapids, one is from Lansing and another is from Charlotte.